31 August 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Well, it has been quite a week around here. My brother-in-law has been here since the 22nd. You may have read where I mentioned about his trip and video project. We've had a great week with him here. He was scheduled to leave yesterday on Amtrak out of Birmingham. Since my hubby had a commitment, I filled up the gas tank, loaded up the kiddos and a friend, plus Steve and his *stuff* and headed for B'ham (2 1/2 hours away).

We got all the way there, pulled up to the train station, only to discover that there were no trains coming. Hurricane Gustav struck already. Apparently the particular train he was booked on goes between New Orleans and Atlanta, stopping in B'ham in between. And that train is not leaving the station right now due to the impending storm. So we headed back home again. Needless to say Steven was a little disappointed (I think he's bored with us-ha!).

Although he perked up at the thought that he might be able to jump on a truck with a news team and head for New Orleans. He's still working on that idea. As a back-up plan though he's going to hitch a ride with my sister Kari and our friend Neely who've just arrived this afternoon for a couple of days. That'll get him 3/4 of the way back home.

So right now we've got a houseful of company and we're having fun. It'll probably be this way till Wednesday morning when they're all scheduled to leave (barring a sudden trip for Steve to see the hurricane). Tonight we had a *Goonies* party: we grilled hot dogs, opened some chips, then wrapped up our meal with some of PW's apple dumplings (if you haven't made these, DO IT NOW!) and sat back and laughed our heads off watching one of our favorite movies. We even had a *new* Goonies fan over--and I think Song like it a lot.

Now what am I going to feed everybody for the rest of the week? Let's see.....

Monday: Homemade pizza (by request)
Tuesday: I think we're going out, probably Mexican or maybe Italian
Wednesday: Beef vegetable soup with cornbread
Thursday: baked fish, potatoes, veggie
Friday: leftovers

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Angela said...

Sounds like a plan! And I love the Goonies party idea! I have also had family in town the last 10 days, so haven't had as much time to visit friends' blogs as I usually do. Thanks for the tip on the apple dumplings from PW. I may try those soon!

Have a great week!

Sherry said...

I'm going to have to try those apple dumplings as I keep hearing about them. :D

Anonymous said...

You've got a great menu! Your baked fish meal looks delicious and healthy. Have a fabulous week!


PinkDaisyGirl said...

Glad you got some extra time with Steve, even if it was unexpected. You've been posting some excellent menus the last few weeks. I really wish I could come live with you until my house was done! :) Apartment cooking just isn't quite the same.

Have a great week, and I hope your homeschooling is going well.

~ Kayren